You don't have to travel far to find some festive activities this holiday season, because Williamson County has a lot to offer in Middle Tennessee!
Saturday, Dec. 13thâ€¨
Each year on the second Saturday of December, Brentwood neighborhoods "light up" for a special night of Brentwood Luminaries. Citizens join together and line their neighborhood streets with candles in paper bags to create a beautiful glow for those driving through viewing Christmas lights and decorations.
Some participating subdivisions planning to decorate with lights and luminaries include: Woodway, Heathrow Hills, Brentwood Country Club, Lansdowne, Brentmeade, Foxboro, Chenoweth, Liberty Downs, Raintree Forest, Green Hills Boulevard, McGavock Farms, Belle Rive and Carondelet.
Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 14thâ€¨
30th Annual Dickens of a Christmasâ€¨
Saturday, Dec. 13th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.â€¨
Sunday, Dec. 14th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.â€¨
Downtown Franklin transforms into a Dickens-era Christmas festival, complete with elaborately dressed characters, horse-drawn carriages, a craft bazaar, music, and delicious food. Shops and restaurants will also be open along the 15 blocks for those who are out to see the sights in this FREE event. For more information, visit here.
Leiper's Fork Christmas Paradeâ€¨
Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2:00 p.m.â€¨
Head to historic Leiper's Fork for a unique Christmas parade experience. This year's Grand Marshall will be "American Picker" Mike Wolfe, and the route is from Southall Road through the heart of town on Hillsboro Road. For more information, visit here.
Rain date: Saturday, Dec. 20th
Parade of Homes at Kings' Chapel
Dec. 6-21, 10 a.m. to 8p.m.
Hosted by the Middle Tennessee Association of Home Builders, the holiday Parade of Homes will be open in the Kings' Chapel community in Arrington December 6-21.
Gather ideas for building and decorating as you tour these beautiful homes. Other special events will be going on in conjunction with the parade of homes. For a complete list of events and to order tickets, click here.
Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee.
42nd Annual Carter House Candlelight Tour
Dec. 16-20, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This year the tour theme will be "The Christmas That Never Was" in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. Stops include the Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and the Lotz House. For more information and to order tickets, visit here.
If you don't mind making a short drive into Green Hills, this live nativity always gets great reviews:
Walk Thru Bethlehem Live Nativity
Woodmont Christian Church
Sunday, Dec. 14th, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Every year, hundreds of volunteers dress in character and transform their church grounds into "the village and outskirts of what Bethlehem may have been like on a smaller scale on the night of the birth of Jesus."
The best place for more information is on their Facebook page.